Monday, August 31, 2015

Today in McGraw History: August 31, 1959. . .


Today in McGraw History. . .

This is the last in the series of articles we found about the death of H.G.


We have another series of articles about an event coming up in October into November.
This time we'll be looking at an engagement and wedding!
Any guesses who we'll be featuring?







Monday, August 24, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Today in McGraw History: August 21, 1959


Today in McGraw History. . .

Horace Greeley (H.G.) "Dad" died on this date in 1959.

This is from the Mullens Advocate. We're running it today instead of next week which would have been the anniversary of it's being originally published.


His wife, Pearl McGinnis, died 3 years before him on May 3, 1956.



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Today in McGraw History: August 12 1956

Today in McGraw History. . .

At the reunion, I told a few people how it was H.G. "Dad" McGraw's habit to stop in at the newspapers to visit when business would find him in Beckley. On many occasions, the editors thought the visits were interesting enough to share with their readers. We will have a few more of these columns to share in the months to come.

If you were at the reunion, you may remember Herk McGraw talking about H.G.'s tobacco and how everybody wanted it. The second to last paragraph has H.G. talking about that very thing!


It's interesting that John named his son after Horace Greeley, as well as a dog, a horse and an ox!

We still haven't been able to verify the story about why or when John changed the family name, and this is the story that has been passed down, but since his son relayed it as such it could be true. We continue to research this and a great many other things and as we learn new information we will continue to share it with you here and on our web-site!



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Today in McGraw History: August 9, 1956


Today in McGraw History. . .


According to the obituary, he died on Tuesday which would have been August 7, 1956.




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Monday, August 3, 2015

Today in McGraw History - August 3, 1961


Today in McGraw History. . .

Warren is the GG Grandson of John & Mahala McGraw.
(Warren>Darrell V (Sr)> James Hereford "Fud"> William Harrison "Pole">John "Bige")

Warren is currently the Judge for the Twenty-Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, which presides over Wyoming County. He was elected to the court in 2008

Photo from the Register-Herald
For more on Warren's career, you can check out his Wikipedia Page